MRI-101 - Introduction and Safety in MRI

2 credits

This course is an introduction to MRI. Content is designed to provide entry-level radiologic technologists with an introduction to and basic understanding of the operation of a MRI device.  The historical development and evolution of MRI is reviewed. Content provides a foundation in ethics and law related to the practice of medical imaging. An overview of the principles of MRI screening and safety, including the responsibilities of the radiographer for patients, personnel and the public. Biological considerations, equipment safety and safety requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies, accreditation agencies and health care organizations are incorporated. Topics of discussion will also include the basic instrumentation, patient care and safety, contrast media administration and contraindications, lastly patient information management.